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For Spain there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Spain operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Spain has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures.
Car Seat Laws
Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seat belt at all times, and children have to be in the correct safety seat for their age and height. In Spain, children need to be over 135cms tall and over 12 years old before they can travel without a car seat.
If your foreign license is not in Spanish, you must always carry an official translation or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Renfe is an excellent national train system that runs most of the services in Spain. You can find taxi ranks at train and bus stations, or you can telephone for radio taxis. You can find more information about transportation in Spain here.
Spain has an extensive network of internal flights. These are operated by both Spanish airlines and a handful of low-cost international airlines. Carriers include Air Europa, Iberia, Ryanair, and Volotea.
Other Things To Know
In Spain, tipping is entirely optional and it’s not very common. You may see people leaving small change at cafés and bars and someone tipping at an expensive restaurant. But most of the time you will not see anyone other than tourists leaving a tip.
Spain is one of the safest European countries to visit. There is little serious crime. A visitor to Spain should know that there is some pickpocket theft in the metros of the big cities and in crowded places that are frequented by tourists.
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